2013 San Francisco artMRKT

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Three-day art festival showcases more than 70 galleries from around the world

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The 2013 San Francisco artMRKT fills the Fort Mason Center-Festival Pavilion with art on Friday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 19, from noon to 6 p.m.

2013 San Francisco artMRKT

More than 70 galleries make an appearance at the 2013 San Francisco artMRKT, which takes place in the spacious Fort Mason Center-Festival Pavilion. The galleries hail from around the globe: Kala Gallery and Print Room represents Berkeley, the Cynthia Corbett Gallery comes from London, and an array of experimental popsicle-stick art comes from local third-grade classrooms. The 2013 event will also captivate guests with creative art installations that range from Laurina Paperina’s giant pink bear from to a collection of petri dishes hand-painted by Klari Reis. Enthusiastic patrons may bid on some pieces in the event after checking out example auction pieces online. Curious art lovers can get a feel for the event by browsing photos and video from years past.

Texas Contemporary

Though it built its fame as a rough-and-tumble oil town, Houston has one of the largest, most vibrant art scenes of any city in America. As the city's most prominent contemporary art shows, Texas Contemporary puts these refined tastes on display for the fifth year in a row. The 2014 edition welcomed more than 15,000 collectors and art fans, who searched for striking pieces curated by dealers from around the country. This year's show looks to exceed those record-setting numbers, with expanded dates and a new location at the George R. Brown Convention Center. In addition to tapping into the global art market, this year's show also features plenty of local flavor, too; exhibitors include mainstays of the Houston gallery scene, such as Inman Gallery, Cardoza Fine Art, and David Shelton Gallery. 2015 also brings a partnership with The Mexican Consulate in Houston's Department of Cultural Affairs for The Other Mexico, a program which displays and deepens the decades-long connection between the art worlds of Houston and Mexico City.

Customer Reviews

Great time, a good day adventure. Will look for it next year.
Brian M. · May 20, 2013
We saw everything without lingering too long (including walking over for surprisingly good take-out chili at Greens) all in an hour and a half. Didn't need to pay $10 for all-day parking. Park for free on the street and walk in, if you can.
Tia W. · May 18, 2013
it was fine. I see not only TX art gallery but also NY, CA.
Yukiko Y. · October 14, 2013

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